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Lee Chapel and Museum

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A look into the life of General Lee (especially after the surrender in the Civil War) his tomb and educational legacy

Fascinating to learn of this man's modern views on church services and curriculum which he... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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The Lee Chapel is the final resting place of General Robert E Lee. The Museum on the lower level of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Carol S
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11-17 Letcher Ave, Lexington, VA 24450
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fascinating to learn of this man's modern views on church services and curriculum which he initiated in the building, taking a collapsed institution to be America's 6th University. Interesting museum, guiding and gift shop

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Lee Chapel is the final resting place of General Robert E Lee. The Museum on the lower level of the chapel has many items that General Lee owned. It also has his office exactly as it was the day he left it, before he...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 6 days ago

During a stop in lexington I explored many of the historic attractions in the area. Lee Chapel and Museum was an intriguing structure located on W & L campus. The structure is beautiful and the museum is very interesting. Well worth a visit if you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy civil war history, the Lee chapel is a must. The chapel consists of Lee's grave, his office and a small museum. His horse Traveler is buried next to the chapel. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Worth seeing if you're in...More

Thank dsjhoward
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small chapel and small museum. Nice memorabilia and artifacts in the museum, though. Unfortunately, the guides are way too eager to share their knowledge and want to talk and follow you around. You have no opportunity to sit, silent, take in, imagine, remember, appreciate. The...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first site to visit in town. Not to be missed. The role of Robert E Lee in the University's evolution is given due recognition.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of history. Doesn't take very long to visit. Definitely worth seeing while in Lexington, Va. Fall is the best time.

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth the stop for the history buff and tourist alike. Humbling to see the final resting place of Lee and most of his family to include Traveler, his beloved horse. Don't miss seeing Lee's office just as he left if it as well as...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2018

I am carried away every time I enter Lee Chapel and Museum in Lexington, Virginia, and see the statue of General Robert E. Lee. It is like nothing you've ever experienced before. The statue, designed and sculpted by Edward Valentine, is the centerpiece on the...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed August 2, 2018

We happened upon Lexington and the Chapel entirely by happenstance. We love to explore when traveling and our hunt for lunch brought us to Lexington. A beautiful, historic town, Lexington is home to many stately old homes, Washington and Lee University as well as the...More

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Response from Christian U | Reviewed this property |
I would contact Washington & Lee University and/or the Rock Bridge County Visitor's Center.